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The Quack Doctor

1 min read

A certain man fell sick and took to his bed. He consulted a number of doctors from time to time, and they all, with one exception, told him that his life was in no immediate danger, but that his illness would probably last a considerable time. The one who took a different view of his […]

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The Son of Seven Queens

17 min read

Once upon a time there lived a King who had seven Queens, but no children. This was a great grief to him, especially when he remembered that on his death there would be no heir to inherit the kingdom. Now it happened one day that a poor old fakir came to the King, and said, […]

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The Clever Peasant

3 min read

There was once a king who, while hunting, saw a peasant working in the fields and asked him: “How much do you earn in a day?” “Four carlini, your Majesty,” answered the peasant. “What do you do with them?” continued the king. The peasant said: “The first I eat; the second I put out at interest; […]

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